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Level E: Unit 2 Sadlier-Oxford Vocab (words 11-15)

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holocaust
(n) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; vast slaughter; burnt offering
SYN: conflagration, devastation, annihilation
Sent: During wars, there is much holocaust that sacrifices many lives.
impervious
(adj) not affected or hurt by, admitting of no passage if entrance
SYN: impenetrable, resistant, proof against
Sent: She wore a coat that was impervious to the rain.
impetus
(n) a moving force, impulse, stimulus
SYN: impulse, spur
Sent: The cheers from the stand was the impetus to get the team fired up.
jeopardy
(n) danger
SYN: risk, hazard, peril
Sent: With a 55% on the test, she is in jeopardy of failing the class.
meticulous
(adj) extremely careful, particular about details
SYN: fastidious, fussy
Sent: When you are building a model car, you need to be meticulous.